Withy start with promise

PUBLISHED: 15:30 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:33 10 June 2010

WITHYCOMBE gave a decent account of themselves in their away game at Newquay. With just a single win all season and facing a side traditionally very strong on their own patch, Withy had clearly worked hard on the training ground

WITHYCOMBE gave a decent account of themselves in their away game at Newquay.With just a single win all season and facing a side traditionally very strong on their own patch, Withy had clearly worked hard on the training ground as they dished up a very competitive early game plan.Their inventiveness was rewarded when centre Dave Passmore stuck over an early penalty to give them a 3-0 lead.Such was the resolve to stick to the Withy game plan that it was not until the half hour that the home side finally broke through to score a converted try under the posts to take the lead. They added a penalty on the stroke of half time to trot off with a 10-3 lead.The home side dominated the second half and ran in three more tries that were all converted but Withy had the last word on the proceedings when scrum-half Dan Perry gathered from a ruck and raced clear to score under the posts and he duly hit the extras to leave the final score 31-10 to the Duchy hosts.Despite suffering another defeat there was plenty in this performance, especially for a good third of the contest, to suggest that Withy are capable of better things and a combination of further hard work and, perhaps, better fortune, suggests they'll enjoy winning ways again.

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